Bucket Dredging Phase Completed in Port Fourchon

The Greater Lafourche Port Commission (GLPC) has announced the completion of the bucket dredging phase in Slip D, the latest development in Port Fourchon’s Northern Expansion area.

The initial dredging of Port Fourchon’s new Slip D, which broke ground less than one year ago, is the most recent benchmark completed in the progression of the port’s Northern Expansion development plan.

Bucket dredging is the first physical step in the creation of a new slip in a port development area.

To carve out the footprint of Slip D, contractors used a barge-mounted bucket dredge and dragline to dig the outline of the 3,800 foot long and 1,000 foot wide slip, like scooping out the first shovelfuls of earth at a groundbreaking.

During this first phase of work, over 451,000 cubic yards of material were excavated.

Every speck of dredged material is used beneficially in Port Fourchon, and in Slip D, initial dredged material is being used to form containment levees for the next phase of the project’s construction. It took workers seven months to complete this first phase of excavation in Slip D.

GLPC is on schedule to start work on the next phase of the project – hydraulic dredging – by early 2017.

The hydraulic dredging work will be done in two stages as part of Port Fourchon’s unique focus on enhancing the resiliency of the port through continued development.

The materials excavated in the first phase of hydraulic dredging will be used to construct over 60 acres of wetlands in the port area, which will not only fulfill the port’s development permit obligations but also double as a natural protective buffer for the port from hurricanes and storm surge.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

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To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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